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I have a 84 Interstate witha problem with my radio/cassette deck. It seems like I have a loose wire in the deck or speakers, when I hit a bump it cuts out. Does anyone know an easy way to get back there? Do I have to remove part of the fairing? Seems like a lot of work to get to the wireing. Thanks for any help.
 

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Do a search in the box at the top of the page on this subject, one common problem with the radio installation, if you have the OEM plug-in unit, is the connector at the back of the radio, cleaning and bending the contact fingers up a bit often does some good. Since you have an Interstate, it might be a non-standard installation, about the only thing to do is to trace the power wiring for a loose connection, possibly at the fuse block. If the station info or pilot light stays on when the radio quits, it's likely it's an internal problem in the radio itself. It's unlikely the two speakers would have a loose connection that failed simultaneously.
 

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hi all, my 84 aspy has the same problem when i go over a slightly higher bump in the road it makes a horrible crakle and cuts out for a split second,think i will try and bend the connections a little like what was said in the earlier message?:clapper:thanks all,bri,uk.;)
 

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The stock radio is well known for this, like the lads said. Cleaning and bending the radio contact tabs a bit usually does the trick.
 

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I am thinking it is just a loose wire in the back of the radio itself. But I can not figure out how to get back there to check the connections out.
 

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Thanks.

I sure would think there is an easier way, but I have been known for doing things the hard way anyways.
 

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That is a possibility, The guy that use to have it had a small flag over that area. I pulled it off and of course the adheasive he used plugged everything up. :stumped:

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The 84 interstate did NOT have a radio from the factory.. If the buyer wanted one, the Honda dealer would install an aftermarket Honda radio, or something else. The factory wiring harness was adaptable with the proper plug-ins, but in most cases, the radios were hand wired by someone. You'll have to trace the wiring to and from the speakers and power supply yourself.. Look for corroded terminals, loose recepticles, chafed insulation and disconnected wires. :clapper:
 
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